Arrival to Lappeenranta
Apartments are booked for the summer school students for the period 15 July - 12 August 2017, so you can arrive one or two days before your course/s start. Our summer school assistants will meet you in the railway/bus station and provide you a ride to your accommodation. Thus, in June you will be asked to inform your exact arrival time to Lappeenranta via e-mail.
How to get to Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta is located in South-east Finland, approximately 230 km from Helsinki. When arriving at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, the easiest way to reach Lappeenranta is by bus or by train.
The closest train station to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is Tikkurila station (approx. 20 minutes from the airport). You can take a train from the airport to the Tikkurila railway station and board the train to Lappeenranta.
Train timetables from Helsinki to Lappeenranta.
Trains from Russia
There are train connections from St. Petersburg and Moscow to Vainikkala-Lappeenranta Railway Station. Trains from Russia to Vainikkala.
You can take a call taxi Saimaa to reach Lappeenranta from Vainikkala railway station. There is a fixed taxi fee, EUR 10. You have to book the taxi at least 1,5 hours before your train arrives to Vainikkala. The distance between Vainikkala and Lappeenranta is approx. 25 km.
Students requiring a visa should apply for a tourist visa by contacting the nearest Embassy of Finland or consulate. For the visa application, the student has to provide a formal Certificate of Admission. As the Certificate of Admission is only issued on receipt of full payment, we recommend that you apply early and pay in full as soon as possible, as the visa application process may take a few weeks.
Note! Students participating to the trip to St. Petersburg have to apply for double-entry visa to Finland, since they will be entering Finland twice during the LUT Summer School - first entry when arriving to the summer school, second entry when returning from St. Petersburg.
Make sure that you have travel insurance when you arrive in Finland.